Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. was the most successful and highly paid commercial illustrator in New York even before he began to make art destined for galleries. Nevertheless, his screenprinted images of Marilyn Monroe, soup cans, and sensational newspaper stories, quickly became synonymous with Pop art.
An extremely rare and fine drawing by Andy Warhol.
Executed and signed in black marker on a piece of his "Andy Warhol Studio" (The Factory) letterhead.
Having come from a poor family in Pittsburgh Warhol openly confessed that he loved money, and it became a recurring motif in his work. As early as 1961 Warhol did a series of Dollar Bills, and 20 years later Warhol revisited the subject of money, this time focusing on the curvilinear form of the dollar sign itself. There is also another layer of meaning since the drawing serves as a reminder that pictures by brand name artists are metaphors for money, a fact certainly not lost on Warhol.
The sheet measures 21.5 x 28cm and is in perfect condition.
Sourced from the collection of the late rare book dealer and expert in Beat period literature, John McWhinnie.
Five screenprints in colours, 1972, on Beckett High White paper, from the set of ten, unsigned, printed by Styria Studio, Inc. New York, with their stamp on the reverse, published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples, New York.
Each stamped with the artists monogram and the stamp of the estate of Andy Warhol.
Offered Framed to museum standards.
An Exhibition poster, for the exhibition 'Ordnung Wohnen' held in Hamburg, Germany in 1983.
An offset lithograph printed in colours.
Andy Warhol has boldly signed the work with his customary black sharpie.
This iconic LP cover was designed by Warhol for The Velvet Underground in 1967.
This is the uber rare peel-off banana skin edition which has then been signed in black marker pen by the artist , who has also stamped the sleeve five times with his 'Andy Warhol' blue ink stamp.
Warhol is credited as producer of the album however he had little direct influence beyond paying for the recording sessions.
A truly iconic Warhol work.
To be framed and glazed to museum standards.
A bold signature and doodle of a heart in black marker pen on the title page of his book ‘Exposures’
Signed at KramerBooks, New York on November 13th 1979.
A stunning promotional portfolio of 10 offset colour prints, on cream wove heavy card paper. Produced to advertise the limited edition portfolio of prints by Warhol of Mick Jagger,1975.
Each signed by Andy Warhol in felt-tip pen and numbered on the reverse, in original paper envelope, published by Castelli Graphics, New York
Each measuring 15.5 x 10.3cm.
From the first edition before facsimile signatures were added.